The popular hymn ‘Because he lives’  was written in the midst of social upheaval, threats of war, and betrayals of national and personal trust. It was into this world at such a time that the creators of this song were bringing into this world, their third child. Assassinations, drug traffic, and war monopolized the headlines. It was in the midst of this kind of uncertainty that the assurance of the Lordship of the risen Christ blew across their troubled minds like a cooling breeze in the parched desert. It was in this type of uncertainty , much like today, that they held on even tighter - to their faith and trust in the One who can calm the storm. At the birth of their child, they were able to write these words to the song:
‘How sweet to hold our newborn baby,
And feel the pride, and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance,
this child can face uncertain day because He lives.’”
How amazing is that!. Our world may be different than what we are used to, the news may be constantly reporting unfavorable odds with COVID-19, but one thing you can rest on and have assurance - that because Jesus lives!! on this wonderful Easter morning - you can live too.
You will live and face tomorrow! you will live and face whatever comes your way, you will leave and face your fears! You will live and see the salvation of the Lord in your lives. Because Jesus lives is your guarantee!
Many wonderful blessings to you on the glorious Easter morning! and as always please feel free to email us your prayer request so we may stand in agreement with you, and take your request before the Father.
Prophetess M. Floyd